Girl's actions caused her to fall from NY park ride

by Marta Holmes June 28, 2017, 1:53

The 14-year-old girl from DE was riding the Sky Ride, a slow-moving chair lift type of ride, at Six Flags Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom in Queensbury, New York.

Authorities say a 14-year-old DE girl's actions caused her to fall from a NY amusement park ride and land in the arms of bystanders.

A crowd gathered below the girl, whose brother, in the vehicle with her, said that he could no longer hold on.

"A young woman who helped catch a Six Flags rider after a 25-foot plunge from a cable auto told The Post she never considered her own safety - even when security urged her to stay back". "One man saying, ".just let go, I promise I'll catch you.

She was riding the "Sky Ride" at Six Flags Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, when she slipped out of the chair.

According to the Six Flags Great Escape website, riders have to be over 1.2 metres if they want to ride alone.

She was treated by park emergency medical staff first, taken to a local hospital and finally flown by helicopter to Albany Medical Centre.

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Stockdale said in an email that "it looks like she's going to be ok".

Winchell, who is applying to be a nurse, said they visited the girl Sunday at the hospital and she was in good spirits.

The teen was reportedly on the two-person ride with her younger brother.

State inspectors cleared the ride for resuming operation, but park officials said the gondolas would remain idle for at least a second day Monday, pending an internal review.

Lent says after he noticed the girl hanging from her upper body, he yelled at park personnel to do something to rescue her.

The unidentified 14-year-old was on the Sky Ride Saturday when the operator got word someone was in distress, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.


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